Love and Laughter

Love and Laughter

Whether she’s hosting/executive producing “Little Women Unfiltered: Atlanta,” narrating “Bridezillas,” or guest judging “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” comedian Loni Love lives to make people laugh. With the many dramatic events of the past year forever changing the way people live their lives, Love believes we’re at a point in history where comedians are needed more…

Laughing Is Good For Your Mind and Your Body – Here’s What the Research Shows

Laughing Is Good For Your Mind and Your Body – Here’s What the Research Shows

By Janet M. Gibson, Grinnell College Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because it activates many areas of…

You Can’t Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

You Can’t Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

I was raped when I was 12 years old and then twice more as a teenager. Those experiences, combined with other personal traumas, led me to turn to alcohol, marijuana and eventually crack in an attempt to escape. I tried to find control in self-harm, disordered eating and partying until I blacked out. I had…